College of Humanities

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Film and media studies lecturer in the School of Arts Mr Mzwandile Makhanya has been nominated for a 2019 Simon ‘Mabhunu’ Sabela Film and Television Award in the Best Student Film category.
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Durban vocalist and UKZN staffer Ms Thulile Zama, who recently completed her BA (Honours) degree at UKZN, will perform at the Jazzy Rainbow club in Durban on July 27
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Masters student in Fine Arts at the Centre for Visual Art (CVA) on the Pietermaritzburg campus Ms Ingrid Adams showcased her first solo exhibition: Beyond at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban.
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Fine Arts PhD student at the Centre for Visual Art (CVA) on the Pietermaritzburg campus Ms May Okafor has received the 2019 Ivan Karp Doctoral Research Award from the African Critical Inquiry Programme.
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Professor Deevia Bhana co-edited the July 2019 issue of the Sex Education journal, a special issue focusing on sex, sexuality and education in South Africa.
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Two academics at the School of Education Dr Cedric Mpungose and Dr Zanele Ndlovu have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to attend Denver University in Colorado in the United States next year.
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Senior lecturer in Sociology Dr Kathryn Pillay has been awarded a C2 Rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF).
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UKZN Jazz student and bassist, Mr Dalisu Ndlazi is attending the Louis Armstrong Summer Camp in New Orleans, courtesy of T Musicman through the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Youth Development Program, GELEZA KLEVA AND LEARN.
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The School of Education, in partnership with the Community Development Association (CDA), a student-run community outreach organisation, hosted the 18th annual Masakhane Youth Leadership Course (MYLC) for Grade 11 learners from predominantly disadvantaged schools in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
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UKZN’s youngest Dean, Professor Thabo Msibi continues to be a newsmaker who keeps the University’s flag flying high following the news that he has become the first black South African scholar in Education to be awarded a prestigious P-Rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF).
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UKZN alumni Ms Danielle Wallace and Ms Xia Narain are vying for the title of Miss South Africa 2019, who will be crowned on Women’s Day on August 9.
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Third year Education student Ms Nonzuzo Mzizi has launched a campaign to assist and financially support young women (‘maidens’) from UKZN who want to attend the annual Royal Reed Dance Festival in Nongoma in September.
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Nine students of the College of Humanities won 2019 Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) Bursaries for study in music performance, each receiving cash towards their fees or for funding their research.
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Music student Ms Nomfundo Cele partnered with Okwabantu Events to host the Fashion Meets Jazz show - a lifestyle event incorporating live jazz music and a fashion showcase - at the Olympus night club in Durban.
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The Culture Cluster within the School of Social Sciences held its inaugural awards function for first-semester contract staff who are tutors and lecturers on the Howard College campus.
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Professor Sabine Marschall of the School of Social Sciences has won the Ed Bruner Book Prize for the publication: Tourism and Memories of Home: Migrants, Displaced People, Exiles and Diasporic Communities.
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UKZN Education student Mr Nkosikhona Mhlakwana crossed the finish line at the 2019 Comrades Marathon in 11th position.
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The music discipline at the School of Arts hosted a celebration for its longstanding umakhweyana bow teacher, Brother Clement Sithole. The event was held in partnership with the National Arts Council, the UKZN African Music Project and the KwaZulu-Natal United Music Industry Association (KUMISA).
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The College of Humanities launched its Doctoral Academy with the first of four research seminars to equip PhD candidates with scientific writing skills. The seminar covered the writing process and producing a rigorous research proposal.
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House musician, Ms Holly Wasserfall, aka, Holly Rey took home the Record of the Year award for her song Deeper at the 25th South African Music Awards (SAMAs) at the Sun City Superbowl. The award is voted for by the public.
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As part of Africa Month celebrations, the School of Arts in collaboration with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture and uMsunduzi Museum hosted the inaugural Oliver Mtukudzi memorial lecture in Pietermaritzburg.
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